Over 38% of people feel extra stressed when the holidays come around every year. The holidays are meant to be a time for family and fun, but it’s difficult to enjoy yourself if you have so many other things to focus on.
It’s not easy to be both a new parent and a party planner at the same time.
With a few changes to your holiday planning regimen, you can relieve a lot of stress even with baby interruptions every few minutes. Listed down below are five of the best planning tips to give you all the tools you need to have a successful and joyous holiday season!
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1. Start Early
When trying to reduce holiday stress, it’s best to focus on getting ready for the holidays as early as possible. Even a couple of months of prep is enough to make a huge difference in your stress levels as the season goes on.
This includes things like preparing for meals, gift buying, gift wrapping, and card sending! Anything that can be done ahead of time is a great way to start your holiday planning.
2. Make Lists
Lists are your biggest friends during the holiday rush. They help keep you on track and you’ll always know what still needs to be done.
If you ever feel overwhelmed, make a list of everything that’s causing you stress. Take a moment to breathe, then tackle the first thing you wrote down. Always remember to take a break before going on to the next item on your list.
New parents always need a little extra self-care time!
3. Go Big With Decorations
There’s nothing quite as motivating as holiday decorations. When you’re feeling burnt out, it’s nice to look around and see festive reminders to help pull you through. Put up as many as you can to help keep you motivated.
Plus, when you host a holiday party at home, all the decorations are already in place!
4. Keep a Schedule
There’s always so much going on during this season that it’s almost impossible to focus on your holiday party ideas. That’s why it’s vital to keep a schedule for every upcoming event.
This keeps you on track with all of your tasks so that you never forget something important. Make sure to fill out your schedule with times for relaxation, too!
5. Ask for Help
We all need help from time to time, and this is the perfect time to get everyone involved with the family holiday. Instead of trying to juggle everything by yourself, ask your friends and family for help.
For example, while you comfort the baby, your family can work on decorations. Ask your friends to bring the sides during your holiday party planning.
Working together is the best way to get everything done efficiently and reduce stress for everyone!
Make Holiday Planning a Fun Activity This Year
With the help of these holiday planning tips, you’re bound to have a much better time dealing with stress this season. Whenever things start to feel overwhelming, try to focus on these tips to help organize your efforts.
Make sure to have fun while you’re at it!
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